Call of Duty Black Ops 4 switches up how attachments work. Knowing what’s what with each one can be hugely beneficial to your performance in game, with some attachments seriously improving the weapon it is added to. In this Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Attachments Guide, we’ve got a full list of the Black Ops 4 Attachments and Optics. We’ll also tell you what the best attachments are, as there are some that excel above the rest.
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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Attachments
In Black Ops 4, attachments work a little differently to how you might expect. Only certain attachments are available to certain weapons. In addition, there are multiple tiers available with some attachments, essentially allowing you to tweak the effect it has on your weapon of choice.
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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Basic Attachments
To help you plan out your ideal loadout, we’ve listed all of the basic attachments you can get in Black Ops 4. We’ve included a brief description beside each one, and outlined the tier differences where applicable.
|Attachment||Tier 1||Tier 2|
|Bandolier||Carry two additional rockets||N/A|
|Choked Barrel||(MOG 12 - Long Barrel required)||Increased damage dealt by pellets and decreases pellet spread|
|Extended Mags (II)||Increased ammo capacity||Maximum ammo capacity|
|FMJ (II)||Penetrates and destroys armor. Improved bullet penetration through walls and objects.||Increased damage to vehicles and equipment. Maximized bullet penetration through walls and objects.|
|Fast Lock On||Rockets lock on to targets faster||N/A|
|Fast Mags||Reload faster||Quickly reload all rounds at once (MOG 12)/Reload faster. Every second mag reloads instantly (Maddox)|
|Grip (II)||Reduces recoil||Reduces recoil the longer you fire|
|High Caliber (II)||Increased damage to headshots||Increases damage to headshots and from the upper chest to neck|
|High Explosive||Increased rocket damage and explosion radius||N/A|
|Laser Sight (II)||Improved hip-fire accuracy||Increases hip-fire accuracy, and no accuracy penalty when moving|
|Long Barrel (II)||Increases damage falloff ranges||Eliminates range based damage fall-off|
|Quickdraw||Increased aiming speed.||Greatly increased ADS speed and retain peripheral vision with low zoom sights|
|Rapid Fire||Increased rate of fire||N/A|
|Stabilizer||Reduces weapon sway while aiming||Hold breath longer|
|Stock (II)||Increased movement speed while aiming||Move faster while aiming and firing. Crouched and prone movement is increased, and maintain your aim while moving in prone|
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Optics
If you’re looking for a full list of the optics you can pick up in Black Ops 4, you’re in luck! You’ll find exactly that in the list below.
|Reflex||Precision red dot sight with 1.35x magnification|
|Holographic||Wide view with 2.0x magnification and a fine point circular reticle|
|ELO||Clear open sights with a lens projected dot|
|Iron Sights||(Remove the scope and use the iron sights of the weapon)|
|Red Dot Multi-Zoom||Magnification Optic|
|Recon Force||2.0x Enhanced zoom. Biometric targeting confirmation and periphery enemy detection|
|Tritium Sight||Clear open sights with an illuminated post|
|Thermal/NVIR||Identify enemies by detecting their increased heat signatures against the environment|
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Best Attachment
While the best attachment in Black Ops 4 mostly depends on what weapon you’re using and on your playstyle, there are some that are a lot better than others. We’ve listed the very best attachments in Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
- High Caliber (II) - This Attachment really adds a ton of damage if you can land headshots or shots to the upper body in general.
- Choked Barrel - This can seriously improve a shotgun, and when paired with a good Operator Mod like Dragon’s Breath, is basically the only way to use a shotgun with the power of a primary weapon.
- Long Barrel - This makes snipers seriously unstoppable, because there will be no range-based drop off.
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